Easy Lessons in Geography and History; Designed for the Use of the Younger Classes in the New England Schools

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Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009 - Education - 56 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1832. Excerpt: ... A history of the whole world would make quite too large a book for little children, and would not be useful for them at present. But little children have a curiosity to know about their own country, what happened a great many years ago, when their grandfathers and grandmothers were little children, and long before that. When they are older, they can read larger histories, and learn about other countries, and the great men that have lived in all ages of the world. I cannot relate in this little book, all that you would like to know about this country. Many things have happened in the town in which you live, an account of which your parents or instructers will furnish you. They will tell you when this town was incorporated, that is, when it became a town; from what place the first settlers came; who was the first minister, he. he. The following account will apply to most of the towns in New England, for trie children of which, this book is designed. When you look around you, or go from place.to place, you see #houses for people to live in, and barns for cattle and horses, and fences to divide one piece of land from anoth What must you ask your parents and instructers to tell you relating to this town? When was this town incorporated? From what place did the first settlers come? &c. What do you see when you look about you in this town, and in other places where you go er, and roads for horses and carriages to travel in, and here and there you find a large and handsome building, where people meet together on Sundays for public worship; and perhaps some of you have never thought but that it has always been thus. SECTION III. I shall now inform you, that it is only about 200 years since any white people lived in this country; and that if you had been alive at t...

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